i am thinking of doing the RN online generic program at Broward college. Does anyone know anyone who has done this and if so was it ok?
I want to the online program because i need to work and go to college. I work full time right now and hope to begin college next year Jan. I have to take the pre-reqs. I already have a Bachelors so was also considering FAU but i don't know how flexible there schedules are.
Does anyone else work full time and still attend a Broward college or university?
Honestly, the time you would actually spend in class is minimal. You probably won't spend as much time in class as you did when you got your BS. I know I don't. After the first semester, there's only 6 hours of lecture time per week and 10 - 24 hours of clinicals weekly depending on which group you are assigned. It's difficult to work because of the amount of time needed to read and study and practice your skills.
However, I know a few students who have worked full time throughout and are passing. But, I know more students who worked full time and failed out. It also depends on how flexible your job is. I had no choice but to quit my job as a teacher. However, when I worked as a social worker, a lot of my coworkers were attending grad school full time because it was very easy to change our schedules.
I think the first semester is the most difficult. If your job can work with you during the first semester, you'll probably be okay for the other 4 semesters.
Last edit by LeavingTeaching4RN on Feb 14, '09